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Olympian Nadia Comaneci helps young Indian duo with viral video score gymnastics scholarships
Twitter/@nadiacomaneci10 (KOLKATA, India) -- Two children from India, have been promised gymnastics scholarships from the Sports Authority of India after a video of them doing cartwheels and flips on their way to school went viral on social media and was shared by five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci.The video, which captured Jashika Khan, 11, and Mohammad Azajuddin, 12, was recorded by their dance coach, Shekhar Rao, founder of Eternities Dance Academy in Kolkata, India.For the last five years, Rao has offered free dance training to children in the city who cannot afford to pay for lessons."This is awesome," Comaneci tweeted...
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Cancer survivor David Quessenberry gets first NFL touchdown catch
33ft/iStock (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans pulled off an epic touchdown pass to offensive lineman David Quessenberry on Sunday, which made his fourth career NFL game extra special for the cancer survivor. The 1-yard pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota notched the offensive tackle's first touchdown in the NFL."It was a simple route --- any of the offensive linemen on this team could have caught that ball," Quessenberry said after the game. "I just happened to be the guy who had his number called on that play and was able to come down with it. All I was thinking was,...
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Report: Decision on Roethlisberger elbow surgery expected Monday
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly find out just how severe Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow injury is on Monday.The 37-year-old quarterback had to leave Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter after hurting his elbow following an attempted pass. Mason Rudolph stepped in to fill for Roethlisberger but the Steelers couldn’t hold off the Seahawks and lost the game 28-26.Citing league sources, ESPN reports a decision on whether Roethlisberger will require elbow surgery will likely be made Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/15/19
Sports News September 16th, 2019, 5:20am
Scoreboard roundup -- 9/15/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBoston 6, Philadelphia 3 AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 6, NY Yankees 4Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5Baltimore 8, Detroit 2Houston 12, Kansas City 3Oakland 6, Texas 1LA Angels 6, Tampa Bay 4Seattle 11, Chi White Sox 10NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 7, Atlanta 0Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6Chi Cubs 16, Pittsburgh 6Colorado 10, San Diego 5San Francisco 2, Miami 1Cincinnati 3, Arizona 1LA Dodgers 3, NY Mets 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEDetroit 13, LA Chargers 10Indianapolis 19, Tennessee 17Dallas 31, Washington 21Seattle 28, Pittsburgh 26Green Bay 21, Minnesota 16Buffalo 28, NY Giants 14Houston 13, Jacksonville 12Baltimore...
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Antonio Brown accuser to meet with NFL, originally requested $10M settlement: Sources
zorandimzr/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Britney Taylor, who has accused NFL star Antonio Brown of three separate instances of sexual assault, is scheduled to meet with the NFL on Monday, sources confirm to ABC News. The athletic trainer and former college gymnast filed a civil suit against the New England Patriots receiver on Tuesday after Brown declined to sign a settlement agreement, sources said. A source told ABC News that several offers and deadlines were given over the course of months of conversation between Brown and Taylor's representatives. The initial request for a settlement from Taylor's lawyers was for over $10...
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'I almost died': David Ortiz gives 1st interview after being shot
fstop123/iStock (BOSTON) -- Boston Red Sox legend and three-time World Series champion David Ortiz gave his first interview after being shot in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. The retired slugger known as “Big Papi” was shot at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo on June 9. In the interview, he described the moment as surreal and said he wondered if he was going to see the next day. “For the first five seconds, I thought I was having a nightmare … I was feeling something that I had never felt before in my life, and that was...
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Stan Makita is 1st Hockey Hall of Famer found to have had CTE
iStock/artisteer (BOSTON) -- Hockey great Stan Makita is the latest professional athlete to join the list of Hall of Famers diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease CTE.The announcement was made Friday by Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University’s CTE Center, one year after Makita died at the age of 78.Makita, a star of the 1960s who was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, is the first NHL Hall of Famer to have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.The list of football Hall of Famers who have been diagnosed with CTE includes NFL greats Mike Webster, Junior Seau,...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/12/19
Sports News September 13th, 2019, 5:59am
Scoreboard roundup -- 9/12/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Dodgers 4, Baltimore 2Washington 12, Minnesota 6 Cincinnati 11, Seattle 5AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 10, Detroit 4Kansas City 6, Chi White Sox 3Boston 7, Toronto 4Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4Oakland 3, Houston 2NY Yankees 6, Detroit 4NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 3, Miami 2NY Mets 11, Arizona 1Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 2St. Louis 10, Colorado 3Chi Cubs 4, San Diego 1Philadelphia 9, Atlanta 5NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUETampa Bay 20, Carolina 14Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Kim Clijsters announces return to tennis after retirement
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters announced her return to tennis competition Thursday, seven years after announcing her retirement."I don't feel like I need to prove anything, but I want to challenge myself and I want to be strong again," she said on the WTA Insider Podcast. "This is my marathon. This is where I'm saying, 'OK, let's try this.'"Clijsters, 36, said she will be on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour in 2020, playing in the competitive circuit, but in a more flexible schedule to account for her family."If I feel like it's interfering with...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/11/19
Sports News September 12th, 2019, 5:22am
Scoreboard roundup -- 9/11/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBaltimore 7, LA Dodgers 3Washington 6, Minnesota 2Seattle 5, Cincinnati 3AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 8, Boston 0Oakland 5, Houston 3Kansas City 8, Chi White Sox 6Cleveland 4, LA Angels 3Texas 10, Tampa Bay 9NY Yankees at Detroit (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 7, Miami 5NY Mets 9, Arizona 0Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1Colorado 2, St. Louis 1Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 3San Diego 4, Chi Cubs 0WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSChicago 105, Phoenix 76Seattle 84, Minnesota 74MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERToronto FC 1, New York City FC 1Houston 2, Minnesota 0Colorado 2, LA Galaxy 1Real Salt...
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